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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011
Scott Foley (with Madeleine, Logan and Gabriel)

God bless us, every one!  As has been the case for five wonderful years, my children joined me in the studio this Episode, bringing in tow a holiday song of their choosing.  The rest is all my fault, culled from hours of combing the internet(s) for worthy new trax of the season. 

To quote the immortal George Bailey, "Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!" 

And if he were here, George would also remind us of next week's Episode, wherein I will declare for all to hear my favorite albums for 2011. 

*  Ray Charles, "Spirit Of Christmas"  Spirit Of Christmas  (Rhino, 85)
*  Grace Potter, "Naughty Naughty Children"  internet single  (Self, 11)
*  Lyle Lovett, "Baby It's Cold Outside"  Songs For the Season  (UMG, 11)
*  Opie Gone Bad w/Jim Dalton, "It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas"  Opie Gone Christmas  (Self, 11)
*  David Wax Museum, "La Rama"  My Favorite Gifts  (Ramseur, 11)
*  My Morning Jacket, "Christmas Must Be Tonight"  iTunes Session  (ATO, 11)
*  She & Him, "I'll Be Home For Christmas"  Very She & Him Christmas  (Merge, 11)
*  Lindi Ortega, "Christmas Eve With You"  Tennessee Christmas  (Last Gang, 11)
M  Tom Lehrer, "Christmas Carol"  Songs & More Songs  (Rhino, 97)
*  Oh Starling, "Hark"  Noel  (Self, 11)
*  Sunny Sweeney, "One More Christmas Beer"  internet single  (Self, 11)
*  Scott Miller, "Star Of Bethlehem"  Christmas Gift  (FAY, 10)
*  Two Tons Of Steel, "If We Make It Through December"  Tangled In Tinsel  (Self, 11)
*  Over the Rhine, "White Horse"  Snow Angels  (Great Speckled Dog, 07)
*  Kasey Chambers, "Christmas Time"  Kasey Chambers Poppa Bill & the Little Hillbillies  (Liberation, 09)
*  Diamond Rugs, "Christmas In a Chinese Restaurant"  internet single  (Partisan, 12)
*  John Cowan, "Let's Make a Baby King"  Comfort & Joy  (E1, 09)
L  Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "Christmas Canon"  Christmas Attic  (Atlantic, 98)
*  Beta Radio, "Song the Season Brings"  Song the Season Brings  (Self, 11)
*  Lissie, "2000 Miles"  Live At Shepherd's Bush Empire  (PID, 11)
*  Resentments, "I Hate Christmas"  Resentment  (Freedom, 04)
*  Decemberists, "Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk"  Alternative Rock Xmas  (Capitol, 07)
*  Gretchen Peters, "Song For a Winter's Night"  Northern Lights  (Scarlet Letter, 08)
G  Spyro Gyra, "Carol Of the Bells"  Night Before Christmas  (Heads Up, 08)
*  Holly Golightly, "Christmas Tree On Fire"  internet single  (Damaged Goods, 06)
*  Steve Earle & Allison Moorer, "Nothing But a Child"  To Kate  (Western Beast, 05)

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